German digital banking startup N26 launches in the U.S.

German digital bank N26 is launching in the United States through a phased rollout of its app-based checking account and debit card.

PayPal launches its first UK debit card with unlimited cash back for businesses

The PayPal Business Debit Mastercard gives UK business owners instant access to their PayPal funds around the world.

Singapore to allow virtual banks as part of move to open up market

Singapore’s central bank plans to issue up to five digital bank licenses to suitable applicants, a move that could deliver the biggest shake-up in a market dominated by local banks.

Facebook's WhatsApp hires senior exec from London remittances startup, according to sources

WorldRemit’s chief product officer, Alice Newton-Rex, will join WhatsApp’s product team later this year to work on the app’s messaging service.

equensWorldline becomes Eurozone’s largest processor of instant payments with Dutch launch

Seven Dutch banks have recently started to introduce instant payments using the CSM (Clearing and Settlement Mechanism) system of equensWorldline.

Money20/20 Europe casts a magic spell again

Zilvinas Bareisis, Payments Analyst at Celent shared his experience at Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam earlier in June.

Grab eyes Singapore banking license as a digital-only bank - sources

Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable start-up, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the Southeast Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks.

Payroll evolution: How will we receive salaries in the future?

In the nearest future, we’ll witness the rise of end-of-shift payments which will eventually lead to single payment accounts.

China UnionPay to offer European credit cards

The world's biggest card issuer, China UnionPay, will offer debit and credit cards in Europe after striking a deal with a UK back-office startup, Tribe Payments.

Monzo hits 2m customer milestone

Monzo has hit 2 million current account customers, signing up more than 35,000 new people every week.

Fintech platform revenues to reach $638 billion in 2024, as innovative services become the ‘new normal’

New data from Juniper Research has found that fintech platform revenues will reach $638 billion by 2024, up from an estimated $263 billion in 2019.

Raisin partners with Italy’s new challenger bank illimity

illimity, the new paradigm banking start-up listed on Borsa Italiana’s MTA exchange, announces a partnership with Raisin, the marketplace for online savings and investments in Europe.

What is a virtual bank and what does it mean for Hong Kong?

Following HKMA’s passing of the first virtual banking licenses this March, there are now 8 virtual banks in Hong Kong. So what is a virtual bank and what does it mean for Hong Kong?

Rabobank IDB is PSD2 compliant thanks to Sopra Banking Software’s Digital Experience Platform

Sopra Banking Software announced that Rabobank International Direct Bank is using its “Digital Experience Platform” (DxP) in order to comply with PSD2 regulations.

Three world-leading payment companies announced a partnership

AliExpress adds Klarna’s market-leading ‘Pay later’ option through the world’s leading payment platforms Alipay and Adyen.

Klarna boasts huge profits from spend-before-you-earn payments

Klarna has revealed that the challenger’s buy-now-pay-later service continues to resonate strongly with its young user base, merchants and partners.

Seamless Middle East 2019 brought the world’s leading experts on fintech, payments, retail and ecommerce to Dubai

Took place on April 10-11, 2019, Seamless Middle East is the region’s most comprehensive exhibition, with over 350 exhibitors and 400 speakers from the payments and commerce industries.

LATTICE80 announced its Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers 2019

Following up on their first edition published last year, LATTICE80 presents the complete list of Top 100 Fintech Southeast Asia Influencers who are charting the path for fintech in the region for 2019.

European third-party provider association established

The non-profit organisation has been established by the founding members PPRO, Bankin’, Eurobits, Klarna/Sofort, Trustly.

LATTICE80 has released the Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers

LATTICE80, in collaboration with FinTech4Good, presents this list who are leveraging the power of fintech and blockchain technology to create a positive impact on the future.